What was the last thing that you ate? Did you rush through eating it or did you savour it?
In meditation, the focus is bringing your awareness to the here and now. We can bring this focus to our eating too!
Most people have probably experienced eating something and then hours later not even been able to recall what they ate. It comes down to our busy lives and technology at hand when we are eating. We are either working, watching television, reading our devices…and as a result, we are mindlessly eating.
A lack of awareness when eating can lead to some health issues, such as obesity, high blood pressure and more.
So, what exactly is mindful eating and how do we do it?
Mindful eating is simply eating and focusing on the present moment and savouring each mouthful. But it actually goes even deeper than that! Have you thought of the process that this food has gone through to be in the form that it is as you eat it?
The process can start by thinking about:
To help you in the actual mindful eating process, I have highlighted 10 points to get you started:
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From the time I started meditation, which was 10 years ago, I've experienced such a positive tool that has been a wonderful support.